Rosetta Genomics this week announced that it has received a patent allowance from the European Patent Office for claims related to the use of microRNA-34a for the treatment of p53-negative cancers.

The patent is jointly owned with the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, Rosetta said.

According to Rosetta, p53 is a direct transcriptional target of miR-34a and perturbation of the miRNA's expression may contribute to tumorigenesis.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

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